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Folk The System plus Samantics

Folk The System plus Samantics

05 April 2019
Doors Open @ 20:00

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The Cobblestones
71 Eastover
Bridgwater
TA6 5AP

Formed in the early 1990's, Folk The System's firebrand mix of folk mayhem and punk attitude soon carried them away from the pubs and clubs of their Banbury home. Headlining and supporting bands such as Liberty Cage (TMTCH), Citizen Fish, Blyth Power and the Rhythmites (to name a few). Playing festivals and clubs from the tip of Cornwall to the wilds of the Scottish highlands, gathering fans and friends where ever they stopped. The band split up in the late 1990's after years of drinking, dancing and general chaos. But always remained friends with many a drunken night ending in plans to reform. In late 2013 lead singer and esteemed band leader Simon Hill bought a new 12 string and sent word to his troops that the music world needed another blast of folk the system. How could we refuse...? 2014 saw our first gigs with all original members for nearly 20 years, the past 5 years has see us back on stage at various gigs and festivals across the UK including Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory (SE Tent), Equinox, Watchet, DogFest, Something Else Festivals, Bostin’ Days Live 1,2 & 3, Rockstock Festivals, Cosmic Puffin, FeralFest, Something to Smile About, Wistful, Farmer Phils, Ragged Bear and others.. as well as supporting bands Neck, Leatherat, Steve N Seagulls, Ferocious Dog, Dubioza Kolektiv, The Leylines, Gaz Brookfield. With an album “Unrest in The Wolds” released in May 2015 and a track recorded for the "Bostin' Days" Levellers charity album and 2016 Something Else fund raising album, FTS’s second album is planned for the beginning of 2019. Gone is the rusty Sherpa van of doom. Gone are the security mongrels of death (RIP Crowley and Tess). Gone is the evil monster that was Thatcher. But the people still need a voice and we're back, older, with less hair and slightly cleaner clothes, but still FOLKIN’ angry!